GENEROUS Louth residents donated 102 chickens to families in Africa last Christmas, providing them with a long-term food supply and a steady form of income.
These chickens were amongst the numerous alternative gifts purchased by people in Louth from World Vision (WV) Ireland’s Christmas catalogue.
Last year Louth locals also purchased 32 fruit trees which were planted at schools throughout Africa, feeding hundreds of pupils who may have gone hungry.
This year e5 will buy one of these precious fruit trees, providing hungry children, who may have to walk for miles to get to and from school, with nutritious fruit to eat.
The school can also sell excess fruit and use the money from profits made to provide orphans and vulnerable children at the school with books and uniforms.
All gifts, including livestock, are sourced locally not just to save on shipping and ensure that animals are suited to the environment, but also because it injects money into the local economy.
Anyone who would like to can purchase gifts on www.worldvision.ie/gifts or by calling 1850-366283.